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AFI Names ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ & More As Best Films Of 2015

AFI Names 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' 'The Martian,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' & More As Best Films Of 2015

Who says that snooty cinephile types don’t appreciate blockbusters? Okay, while the fine folks at the American Film Institute aren’t pretentious, they know a good movie when it lands in front of them, and when it came to selecting the finest achievement at the movies this year, big budgets didn’t keep anyone from making the list.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “The Martian,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” are the notable multiplex entries that made the top ten. Hip hop biopic “Straight Outta Compton” also arrived on the list, as did Pixar‘s “Inside Out.” But smaller movies edged their way in as well, including “Carol,” “Room,” and “Spotlight.”

On the TV side, the big names you expect are there (with “Mad Men” earning a Special Award), with room for newcomers like “Master Of None” and “Mr. Robot.” Check out the full lists below.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

THE BIG SHORT
BRIDGE OF SPIES
CAROL
INSIDE OUT
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE MARTIAN
ROOM
SPOTLIGHT
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

THE AMERICANS
BETTER CALL SAUL
BLACK-ISH
EMPIRE
FARGO
GAME OF THRONES
HOMELAND
MASTER OF NONE
MR. ROBOT
UNREAL

 AFI SPECIAL AWARD

MAD MEN

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